Later, He Became a Royal Healer

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You Liangxing would never open the speech function in game.

That was because his voice was…

Particularly! Kittenish!

But there was one day, he queued up with a teammate who had so much to say that they may as well explode. Vexed to the point of no return, he contributed a voice that was capable of splitting heaven and earth, “Don’t BB.”

The other party who was being scolded stilled. In the ensuing silence, he suddenly let out a long, relishing… moan.

You Liangxing: “…..”

Later —

He realised that the person was a great god,

Much later,

Without him realising,

He became the great god’s royal healer.

…. And also his boyfriend.

Associated Names
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Hou Lai, Ta Cheng Le Yu Yong Nai Ma
后来,他成了御用奶妈
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07/19/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c140
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3799steps
New 3799steps rated it
July 30, 2021
Status: c137
It was... okay? The start was fine, but it got boring in the middle. There's just not enough dog food for my liking and I don't think the development of their relationship was "realistic" (or at least, make sense). Also, there were a lot of annoying characters (in my opinion).
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KatLyn97
New KatLyn97 rated it
July 28, 2021
Status: Completed
Ive read this story a long time ago...

This story is unique. Cause the MC acts like the ML.. And vice versa.. You know? You'll discover soon if you read this.

The story is sweet. The kind of sweetness everytime you remember Taylor Swift's innocent songs of her debut Era.. Hehe I'm a swiftie and just a while ago, I watch a swiftie fan-made video.

Back to the topic. The MC is powerful. In both IQ and EQ. He knows what he wants and knows how to do it too. The ML... more>> is a bit.. Very new for me too. I've read this story twice. I think I read this after I read that slime Novel (reincarnated as a slime... I forgot the complete name)

This story is sweet. My first non-transmigrated novel read. No dogblood heavy face slapping in this story. As for the MC, his family is wierd like... Really wierd. And their chat record is exhilarating, especially their nnames 🤣 the Mc's thought of his family is ridiculously funny. Just. Read at your own risks. <<less
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yuuki_Illene
yuuki_Illene rated it
December 29, 2019
Status: --
The translator here~

To briefly explain what this story is: it's a light-hearted read that spans a decent length, and while there is a shou (MC) and gong (ML), their relationship does not follow typical conventions where the ML shields the MC, etc. Rather, I love the novel simply because those lines are blurred, and the amount that they do to make the relationship work is about equal and palpable. Our MC, You Liangxing, is a serious, hardworking individual, whose voice does not match his appearance nor disposition and Kang Shengzhe... more>> (ML), is lazy by comparison and absolutely shameless, and also incongruous with his appearance.

While the romance is on the side of a slow burn, it makes up for it with its comedic moments, the side relationships (family and friends), and the hilarity that comes with the respective interactions. The main relationship builds off friendship and they are just... two people trying to find the groove of things and getting comfortable before they fully commit. And when they do, they don't let go~ It is a gaming novel fixated on an actual game called King's Glory (王者荣耀) and live broadcasting (or streaming).

Sincerely, I hope you will enjoy the novel as much as I am vested to translate this novel! <<less
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Chiaroscuro
Chiaroscuro rated it
December 28, 2019
Status: Completed
It's a cute, feel good story about two people's road in love. Some points are pretty realistic, some doesn't.

ML is NOT a yandere, he's actually the golden retriever type ML. Kind of less reliable compared to MC but he have his strong point. He's super tall and have deep features (although it wasn't mentioned if he's mixed or not waso isn't sure)

MC is actually pretty much omnipotent except for his voice which was a milky lolita voice. He's very good at what he do, rich, handsome and he knows... more>> boxing. So if you compare him to ML, MC is more of an ML than ML himself lmao. It makes an interesting dynamics between them tho.

Spoiler

ACTUALLY MC IN LATER CHAPTERS WILL BECOME THE CEO lmao so it's like ML is being raised by MC lolol.

MC likes boxing and can beat ML up so no harassment here lmao

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Their journey to love wasn't insta love but it began with curiosity, to sense of camaraderie, then realizing they want to be with this person their whole life which make this story superb. <<less
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Pavetta
Pavetta rated it
December 18, 2019
Status: c1
There's a lot of potential! The premise is really good and the translator has done a great job. There were no errors in grammar/spelling/punctuation/tenses or anything of the sort.

I can't say much about the story yet, but the writing is top notch due to the translator's hard efforts.
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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
January 31, 2020
Status: Completed
I like the personalities of the characters and the MC/ML have good chemistry. I don't, however, like LoL or its' clones, so the first sixty-plus chapters, which take place mostly in the game, started to get harder and harder to slog through as I continued reading. They finally met in person in ch60 or so but by then I lost a lot of my enthusiasm (I have the same problem with every LoL based game story, not just this one).

my OCD, however, didn't let me quit and once the two... more>> are together the story takes off and it's cute and fun and fluffy at times with no heavy drama or tragedy. I like that the traditional Chinese BL roles were mixed up and the usually rigid lines between gong and shou traits were blurred, and I'm really grateful that all the characters have a normal IQ (even the meathead 'sports guy'). I'm even more grateful that the MC's IQ does not drop as soon as they get together, as per many of the usual fluffy novels. I don't rank as high as 'you boys play games very well, ' which made me laugh soda out my nose, but it's pretty good. My rating is 3.5 so I'll round it up. <<less
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IndusEla
IndusEla rated it
February 12, 2020
Status: Completed
Stars: 3.5

A good read to pass the time with sweet interactions between both the leads. Their interactions are super sweet, their parents are supportive which was definitely a plus, and the ML's audience too! I loved the positive attitude everyone had.

The antagonist wasn't exactly well developed but better than what you might find in some other novels. I liked how both the leads were smart and performed well academically.

One thing I was super glad about was how the MC (uke) wasn't inferior to the ML at the beginning. He was... more>> smart, athletic, campus bae, handsome, and all good qualities. Usually, we come across novels where the ML is oh so amazing while the MC is no better than dirt (exaggerated but still), the ML is the sexiest man alive, everyone is dying to be with him, he's super duper ultera smart, rich, and inhuman. It wasn't like that here and I thought they might be equals for once. I was wrong. What I want is an equal exchange and standing between both the leads and that goes both ways, neither must be better than the other (when it's done in an over the top manner).

Here, the author had noble intentions to make the MC super amazing, cool, but he/she pulled the ML down too much. ML is actually a pretty decent guy - smart, good-looking, charming in his own way, tall - a good character, I liked him. But the author made the MC too amazing - he's super duper rich, future president, blah blah blah. It's the dynamic I was hoping to avoid here but it showed up, just in reverse. This is why by the end, I was disappointed. It felt like the ML wasn't putting in enough into the relationship even though he was, it's just that the MC was putting in a little too much. The best contract from his company, publicly supporting him, etc. It just... made me feel like MC was trying to move way too fast, and way too deep despite being in a relationship for a few months.

Their relationship felt rushed and unbalanced, in short. This is a personal opinion and I'm sure what bothers me wouldn't be a problem for most. It's a good read and I recommend it, don't dwell in my negatives too much.

Also, thanks to the translator for their efforts! <<less
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Storymonster
Storymonster
August 13, 2020
Status: Completed
Pretty cute. But really uncomfortable with the “comedic” domestic violence. Like... instead of comforting gong when crying MC slaps him. And gong steals a kiss while he’s is sleeping and MC reflexively punches gong and knocks a tooth out. Which was an accident to be fair, and MC felt super guilty, but he didn’t really curb his punching and kicking after. (So no lesson learned there...) Like gong would shake thinking he’d be punched but was willing to accept it and then got kissed and my heart broke.

Being abusive isn’t... more>> a personality trait. It’s messed up. And yet I liked everything else about this story. Wish the violence wasn’t in there. : ( <<less
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theliongirl
theliongirl rated it
May 8, 2020
Status: c84
Personal Synopsis:

The mysterious student president is the campus's male god. Strong, handsome, and suspiciously silent, this good-at-everything god has unexpected secret!

When You Liangxing's roommate drags him into playing an online game, he meets a truly annoying person! Frustrated to the point of explosion, unable to stand it, he opens his mouth for the first time that game:

... more>> "If you can't even do it, then shut up!"

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This is a story about an online friendship over a game that slowly turns into a romance. If you like any of these, this is for you:

comedy, slow burn, gaming, school / college settings, most popular person on campus, gaming, livestreamers, celebrities, social media and fan comments, rich ceo types, guys who have a poker face, sporty types, pretty people, lazy people, overachievers, those people who are good at everything, friends to lovers, online friendships, bro-con sisters, and good family relationships.

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I love this. I love this so much.

If you give it a chance, this slow burn comedic romance will be sure to capture your heart.

For one, it's funny. Really funny. I've been brought to tears laughing over KK's shameless actions, awkward conversations, situational humor, and the author's perfect comedic timing. While there are moments of seriousness, overall this is a lighthearted story that'll give you the warm fuzzies.

For another, the characterization. Both main and side characters have a wide variety of interesting and distinct personalities. The characters are just likeable. Unlike a lot of other books, I've never been frustrated or disgusted with them in a bad way. I just like them.

The romance is really sweet. They have a great dynamic, and you can actually see why they like each other. They have a great friendship, and the way the author writes their attraction to each other is really nice. There's a lot of tension where they lowkey know that they like each other but they're also unsure and it has me dying from anticipation. The way they slowly fall for each other is written so well. Also there's none of that weird stuff that usually comes with BL novels (or romance in general tbh). I think they have a genuinely healthy dynamic based off mutual friendship, attraction, love and support.

The gaming is enjoyable, and I think easily understood even if you don't play games, so don't hold back over that. I love the media aspect- I live for reading the fan comments, they're hilarious. There's a nice variety of settings; everything isn't happening in one place.

If you're considering reading this, please give it a chance!

* This was written after reading Chapter 84, about 60% of the way through the novel. If there are any drastic changes, I'll update my review. <<less
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clxndestinely
clxndestinely rated it
July 21, 2020
Status: c104
An interesting twist/premise: handsome and aloof shot x pretty and lazy gong. The translation is great (chrysanthemum garden is full of gems), there's a nice gaming-life balance, and the romance I see smoothly sailing.

However, somewhere along the way, it all goes to cr*p.

For one, despite the author's efforts (making MC directly state it), the supporting characters are annoying and 2D. Firstly, they only appear when the author wants them to, and, secondly, they're either one personality (faffing fans) or another (shocked spectators). Honestly, it's extremely rare to find, in this... more>> hundred-and-forty-chapter story, moments where any character uses their brain properly. Oh, right. I forgot about the only-ever-jealous antagonist. Or the boot-licking junior sister (the only non-family female character. Unsurprisingly, she likes MC).

For two, once MC let's ML kiss him, a flip seems to switch. The story just becomes a typical shameless gong with a helpless but thundered shou. The MC only has strength when the author wants him to injure ML to develop their relationship. That's not how life works, honey, and I just got annoyed.

For three, despite the smooth development of romance, it was waaaaaay too fast. Maybe it's because the chapters are short, but I felt no satisfaction at all when they confessed. Did they even confess? I have no idea — ML has been spending a while clowning himself ("MC is my handsome wife!1!1"), whilst MC literally doesn't communicate with ML ("Looking at ML diffuses my anger!1!1! Let's be overly indulgent and ignore boundaries!1!1!1").

For four, I expected so much better than the husband-wife trope. So they have a nice voices-are-deceiving twist. But MC literally slowly becomes a woman with a manly face.

All in all/TL;DR: I was so excited for a new style, only to be disappointed with the so-called "humour". This is more of a 3.5, but I think it's too overrated for me to rate 4. <<less
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katiethairu33
katiethairu33 rated it
August 13, 2020
Status: Completed
It's really funny and I personally felt that, contrary to what was mentioned in most reviews here, it was pretty grounded in the way the story was constructed. The 4th wall broke multiple times and sure, the MC was OP, but there were many satirical elements to it. And he has flaws in his character too. And the extra, are you sure ML wasn't being his usual poisonous self when he responded to his mom?

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Spoiler

Like, MC is so rich, why would he do everything himself in their house? And, ML is conscientious in their relationship. He's not lazy without conscience. I think he was just teasing his mom. He wanted them to accept MC so he made himself look bad.

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Overall, I didn't feel MC was OP beyond compare and that the ML was lazy beyond conscience. They both were just right for each other. And the way everything happened had elements of luck as well as satire as the author themselves were poisonous. So there were some jokes that people really took seriously and they were just not in on it. For ex, indulging someone because they love someone somehow means they slowly become a woman? MC was manly all the way. He was handsome and perfect the whole time. I don't understand some of the reviews here. They honestly detracted me from my reading experience because I kept expecting worse things to happen but I was pleasantly surprised by the humor and a good setting. ML is basically a crybaby in a giant body and MC is a handsome perfect man with a loli voice. They don't fit stereotypes. Just because ML tops doesn't make him dominant in their relationship. He is the wife. Whereas even though MC is bottom, he is a fierce and powerful one. Honestly, they themselves had a lot of sh*t to figure out and they do it silently and the exposition wasn't handled properly if I say so myself. But this happens in real life too. Not all relationships are smooth sailing always and not everyone is good at communicating. This was actually the part that made it ok and realistic to me. Because ML is a needy little bastard. He wasn't sane to begin with and MC themselves had conflicting feelings and communication issues his whole life. He wasn't even communicating properly with his parents and best friend. How did anyone expect someone like him to magically communicate well with his boyfriend without any prior experience? And even though they kissed, they didn't confirm their relationship and future plans until later in the story which is why the ML and MC were both insecure and were s*upidly muddling along in the middle of the story.

The author did have some writer's block I believe so some parts were a little dragged on, sure. But it was by no means an indictor of the characters going astray. This book wasn't a peerless work of perfection but it's not as bad as some of the reviews indicate either. So my only 2 cents is to make up your opinion after you finish reading the book and have some patience and read it with an open mind. Your assumptions will definitely be overthrown. Even the reason for MC being bottom is not conventional. So I rated it 5 stars based on my personal satisfactory reading experience. <<less
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chiakiss
chiakiss rated it
July 24, 2020
Status: Completed
i've got mixed feelings about this novel. I really wanted to like this, but for some reason I just feel like that it failed to charm me. It not badly written, but it's not great either.

The first problem I had with this is how focused it was on E sports. I got bored reading those parts, and skipped a lot. And I know, that's on me, because this is an e-sports novel, what did I expect? But I just can't agree that it's all my fault. I have read other... more>> e- sports novels, and was able to enjoy it completely and read without skipping despite not playing the game. I think it wouldn't have been a problem if 1- there were less gaming scenes/ the scenes were more far apart OR it was written in a more concise way. Every attack and every action in the game is detailed to the max and sometimes a single match took 3 chapters long.

The second problem is Bai Yao, oh. my. god... I always hated the bro-con/sis-con trope, it's the worst thing ever and if you like it I hate you too. What saddens me is that bai yao had a lot of potential; her interactions with other people like kang shengze and her agent are hilarious, but the author should have dialed it down on the brocon thing

Now, for the good parts. Firstly, translation is good. Secondly, I respect how well-done the face slapping is developed in this story. The villain has a clear motivation, and is not s*upid and chooses a reasonable (albeit cruel) method to take out MC that isnt too unrealistic. MC's throwback is also paid in the same weight, in all instances. Basically the "revenge" was not over the top, but still satisfying, and the CP thriving was natural. I also like all characters, and really like MC and ML. They both have very defined personalities, are consistent, and charming. The fact that h*mophobia does not exist in this story is a plus as well; theres too much of it in real life, sometimes we need to read something like this.

Up to like the half of the novel, before they meet up, I really liked the romance. The development was nice and slow, they matched, things were going well. The day they met was also very great, full of action and development. But after that? I think the relationship went to shit.

I'm not gonna lie, they had their cute moments, but most of wha was supposed to be funny or fluffy moments I just didn't think were entertaining. It was just this eternal back and forth between kang shengze being shameless and throwing himself at You liangxing, and him getting pissed (not the cute/ amusing kind, just an angry, cold one). At random moments his heart softened, but he didnt vocalize that to KSZ either. Sometimes ksz would get jealous over the smallest things and do s*upid stuff... Idk, but to me it just felt like they couldnt communicate like people, and yeah maybe it was funny the first 8 times, but this went on for 1/3 of the story basically. I dIdn't feel like their love was genuine because even though they SAY that they love each other a lot, they didn't show it or have reason to. Instead of writing normal couple banter, the author wrote a weird banter (cant put my finger on it) that bored me to death. And most of this "love" were either expressed only on their heads, or through money/ gaming. They also really rushed things after they kissed for the first time, they were stalling because of insecurities and etc, but then immediatly after the kiss they just become a couple and all that conflict build up is thrown away and not mentioned. BUTT from chapter 125 forward they really patched it up and wrote it perfectly. All my complaints were fixed, this is the reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 3
Basically, up until chapter 68 it was good, then until chapter 80 it was a little worse, from 80- 125 I almost died from how boring and uncharming it was, and then all of a sudden it got really good from chapter 125- end
Basically, this story is not bad, but it has a problem with pacing and the development of the relationship at some points. I give it a weak 4, because that 90- 120 phase was rough. <<less
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YoriMei
YoriMei rated it
June 20, 2020
Status: Completed
It's not to my taste, so while my rating says 4, my heart says 3. It's not bad at all, it's quite funny and enjoyable. It's nice to see the personalities of the Shou and gong flipped for once (aka coquettish, puppy like gong x Cool, collected CEO-esque shou). MC truly is cool, I even swooned for him a few times while reading! ML is sweet and has his eyes set on MC very quickly. My favorite interactions however were MC and his bro-con big sister. I found their banter... more>> utterly hilarious, especially the "Liang Liang, are you cheating on me?! Who the sl*t touching my precious Liang Liang!!" Intro.

Now the bad; Like I said, it's a very sweet and a decent read that overturns cliches, I just didn't really like the ML that much. Some of his actions were a little too much for my second hand embarrassment, that's all. The story also focuses a lot on the main couple, so the sister+brother playful interactions that were my favorite were lacking. It's also centered on gaming, but it just stays at live-streams which could be a plus or minus. <<less
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
May 3, 2020
Status: Completed
The first 50% reads like a student analysis paper padded with filler words to hit a teacher's word count requirement (3-star). The second half's pacing gets a lot better and it doesn't feel like the author is padding the wordcount purely for money anymore (upgraded to 4-star).

I have tons of respect for the translators slogging through literally pages and pages of repetitive content. For example, an agent repeats the same thoughts about his broadcaster for more than TWO!! PAGES!! (literally could have been explained in 2 paragraphs).

That said, this is... more>> a pretty good gaming novel.

Good points:

  • for once, the MC is the "cold/aloof/rich 2nd gen" type <- +9000 points
  • ace!MC with loyal!dog!shameless!puppy!ML
  • cute romance, pretty equal friendship-to-lovers, UST, and most importantly, less feminization you'd find in some other BL novels
  • great humor, really cute and hilarious famly members as well as a low-key 2nd couple in the background
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      I wish there was an extra about the second couple!

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      Not sure why MC's sister gets so much hate, she literally doesn't act any differently from a typical older brother bro-con (usually much liked by readers), but she gets 100x more hate just because she's a girl?

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Another reviewer wrote that they felt the relationship was more one-sided because of how OP the MC was in this CEO role-reversal. I didn't feel that way, but even if it were the case, it would one of the reasons making this novel great.

Spoiler

An actual role reversal that emphasizes/parodies the stereotyped CEO-doting-ML and doesn't shy away from hitting it home.

Funny how readers hardly ever complain about "unequal" relationships when it's an OP ML doting on an average MC (to make readers self-replace into their shoes) .

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I do recommend, just skim the first ~70 chapters to get past the ridiculously padded pacing.

Spoiler

One small thing is a lot of the in-game plays in this novel are actually pretty boring.

I'm a gamer, have played MOBAs, and I normally LOVE detailed gaming novels... but the plays in this novel arouse very little of my interest.

So I definitely don't blame non-gamer readers from dozing off...

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Great translations, especially with the netspeak stuff. Much thanks to the translators for their hard work. <<less
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BaiYihan
BaiYihan rated it
February 28, 2020
Status: c32
I'd been putting off reading this and now I'm really regretting it. The MC and ML haven't really gotten into a relationship yet so I can't say much about that. I do like how the MC has a milky voice, I feel like it's a fun twist but, I don't like how everyone who hears him talking immediately assumes he's a girl and he just doesn't refute it. Don't get me wrong, the books really good but I think that when the author tried to make the MC indifferent they... more>> made him a slight pushover. But, I mean, I'm not that far in yet so I may be wrong. <<less
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AprilMayJune
February 19, 2020
Status: c2
Honestly, I would have enjoyed this novel way more had there not been such a HEAVY emphasis on MC’s extremely girly voice. Not in the ’average male whose voice is a little too high’ way, . But in the ’genuine, sweet, milky, and cutesy female’ way.

ML’s voice issue makes more sense because his voice conveys a completely different personality to his own.

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Spoiler

Like how the ML is super lazy but his voice is loud and excitable.

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But, okay. Whatever. I'm only really annoyed with it due to how often this information is shoved in your face.

At first it was very interesting, but after a while - aside from the MC being perfect at literally everything - his voice was pretty much his only defining characteristic.

Sure, this generally wouldn't seem so bad - but every time his voice is mentioned, the characters around the MC are always so shocked and filled with pity or acting like they’d learned this HUGE and terrible secret. It got annoying real quick, especially when people wouldn't take MC seriously when he expressed anger.

So what if his voice is sweet and girly? He can be angry too. Respect it.?

There wasn’t much conflict or anything. Well, there might have been a villain, but it wasn't anything alarming. So far, its just a smooth ridn. If there is an issue, it's usually quickly solved due to MC’s genius brain. <<less
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Rain Cloud
Rain Cloud rated it
December 31, 2019
Status: c10
This story is so funny and cuteeeee~~~ I'm being healed~~~
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glitteryjoon
glitteryjoon rated it
August 3, 2020
Status: Completed
I'd like to start this by saying, this is my first review and I can guarantee you that this is just going to be one very long, very dull brain fart. it's just the random thought process I had during my reading.

That being said, let's continue. :)

Initially, I'd been putting off making an account even as read novels that both amazed and annoyed me. I felt like in the end, whatever I wrote could be found in the words of many other posters so I shrugged it off with... more>> a head nod to the poster I related to.

HOWEVER! As I read this novel o kept finding myself in a constant loop of "oh my god, this is quite literally the best novel I've read in a while."

There was just something about this novel that gave me a refreshing feeling. I'm not one to read modern novels at all, if I had to say why, then mostly because I don't find modern novels interesting. I'm already living in a modern world why read about a romance that I can see/hear if I go look on twitter? Better yet, why read one when I could go find a manga/comic that at least has pictures to accompany the description of faces. The only other Modern novel I read had cultivation aspect to it. That being the case, I wasn't particularly sure what to expect going into it, but one thing for certain, I never thought i'd have fallen in love.

Although this has a lot of gaming jargon and I'm not the biggest gamer, the translator did an excellent job at explaining both the gaming jargons and the different characters in the game as well as the different internet slang/jokes. I truly appreciate their level of translation and information they provided.

I thought this novel would be slow and dull but by the second chapter I was already laughing and as it continue, my laughter just wouldn't let up. I even enjoyed the gaming aspect and liked how the author painted the picture of what was happening in the game so clearly that I felt like I was apart of the broadcasts watching them. I find that very commendable. it could have fallen flat, but it did not and even I want to play the game.

Another thing I enjoyed was the pacing. that's a difficult to get right. most novels i've read had a big problem with pacing. One minute ML met MC and the next everyone's in love. Then there were some where MC meets ML and they're barely friends and then the last five chapters is written in hyper speed and they just somehow are in love?? This novel managed to show the step by step process of how the MC and the ML fell in love and while in the beginning I felt like the ML was quick to take interest of the MC, everything that followed felt very natural. The slow manifestation of feelings on the MC's behalf and then the subtle realization of them followed by his, albeit reluctant, acceptance. I've read so many cliche tropes of the soft, shy, gentle, cutesy, weak little shou and the big, strong, op, aggressive alpha gong and I was so over it. but then we meet YLX and KSZ and it's a complete and utter mess. I loved it. the shou is headstrong, oppressive in his handsomeness while being well rounded and good at everything, s*upidly rich and op in their gaming. Meanwhile, the gong is a lazy, sulking, clingy, big tall oaf who's beauty rivals the fairest of college belles. while being a big, tall, grown man of 6'2 ish, he was also op at the gaming but his family wealth didn't amount to much, but they also didn't care too much about it.

i loved that the shou didn't have some existential crisis over being gay. I loved that the focus wasn't on "how can I like a man, a man? I'm a man, I'm not 'a gay' ! I love women! boobs and stuff are cool!" I loved that the ML accepted he was pretty much in love with the MC and didn't care and I loved the the MC had a moment of "oh...i never actually cared for females anyway... uhhhhhhhh... k" and then it was over. I loved that their friends were friends. they supported them and they didn't make anything weird because "you're 'a gay' does that mean you've been looking at me?" I loved that the one female love rival... if you can call her that (?) took her lost respectfully and with maturity instead of being made into some b*tchy snob full of jealousy like most authors right females. I liked that the ML made it clear who he was with and there was no beating around the bush because he was with another man.

overall I just loved it. can you tell how much I loved? can you hear my cries over the enevitable ending that I'm procrastinating on getting to by spilling my thoughts on novelupdatesdotcom because I'm lowkey sad and trying not to cry over my first (and probably last, lbr) modern novel that I completely fell in love with? Can you? huh?

where was I going with this?....

uhhh anyway, I say all that to say that this is a really good read. the pacing is good, the characters are developed well, the world building is fine (randomly squish that in here ignore it), the description for the gameplay is really intriguing. the relationship for the ML and MC wasn't toxic. (well, MC does like smacking him around...... but we'll move on, he kind needs it if I'm honest.. but it's all in jest not hard enough to hur—uhh ignore it) there was no aggressiveness, possessiveness, r*p* there was no bullsh*t leading, manipulation or coercing. just, idk theres way too many novels that have toxic relationships fetishized and seen as cute just because it's bl and it's gross so to read this novel and it be modern, a genre I'm not keen on,

I'm just really happy and so this is going to be posted unedited and with every obvious random sideways thought that popped up because I feel like it'll help understand just how much I loved this novel.

uhh... do I say thank you? nvm I'm gonna say thank you. thank you ! <<less
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CynicalStrawberry25
CynicalStrawberry25 rated it
June 21, 2020
Status: Completed
Too good. I love how the synopsis makes it out to be that the ML is the breadwinner and top when in actuality...
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The MC is the CEO who signs the ML. It's hilarious how the typical roles are switched here. The MC is the campus god who is actually a CEO with billionaire parents. Yet, the ML is still the shameless one.

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The two leads go so well together and if you're tired of all the cliches this novel is awesome because it flips them around.
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Pigupug
Pigupug rated it
April 19, 2020
Status: c73
It's so cute. It's unbelievably cute.

The romance starts off real slow, but it's worth the wait. Seeing their friendship gaining that sexual tension gives me life. The dynamics of the relationship also seem pretty balanced and they really suit each other. MC is cold and kind of aloof, while the ML is like a big puppy dog.

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Literally BIG, he's over 2m tall

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I also like that neither of them seems to have the "weak role" if you know what I mean. They both have strong characters and are skilled in the game. Even when they fight 1v1, it will become a tie. It's a nice break from other BL novels where only one is ridiculously whit the other is meek.

Other than that, this novel does go heavily into gaming terms, which I tend to skip a lot of... Would still recommend even if you're not that big into gaming novels. <<less
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SoulfreeNeko
SoulfreeNeko
February 11, 2020
Status: c22
Oh god I can totally relate to this novel, especially about the game! This is the first gaming novel that I have read and has little problem understanding the game and imagining it! Kudos to the translator for this fantastic novel!
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Hazelia
Hazelia rated it
January 23, 2020
Status: Completed
This is one of my favorite gaming bl novels..

The MC and ML both cute, and the story is good..

I ended up mtl-ing this in two days because I can't wait to finish reading the whole story..
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